Mini dental implants were developed to make the dental implant process less expensive and complex. If you are missing all your teeth, the very best alternative is almost always standard dental implants, but budgetary constraints may make that choice unreasonable.
In this procedure, small "pins" are placed to anchor your dentures. These pins will also serve to help halt the bone loss that occurs in the jaw when teeth are missing.
Advantages of Mini Dental Implants
Disadvantages of Mini Dental Implants
- They are not as strong as dental implants, so they can’t be used to support a tooth. Their use is limited to helping stabilize a removable denture.
- They do not provide the natural feel of dental implants, though they do serve to more securely anchor your dentures.